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Worrisome Rates of HIV Infection Among Youth: Mass. Leaders React

Worrisome Rates of HIV Infection Among Youth: Mass. Leaders React

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– The number of new HIV infections the United States remains relatively stable, standing at about 50,000 people annually. But HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is on the rise among younger Americans under the age of 25. In fact, too many youth in the United States continue to become infected with […]

End of AIDS Globally is “Feasible,” New UN Report Says

End of AIDS Globally is “Feasible,” New UN Report Says

By: Chuck Colbert/TRT Reporter– The global response to the worldwide AIDS epidemic continues making remarkable progress in HIV prevention, improved treatment, and reduced AIDS-related deaths, a new report says, holding out hope and the possibility for the end of AIDS. “The global community has embarked on an historic quest to lay the foundation for the […]

MassEquality Board Member Named A Social Justice Champion By Chelsea Collaborative

MassEquality Board Member Named A Social Justice Champion By Chelsea Collaborative

Organization cites commitment to ensuring that equal rights and opportunities are open to all BOSTON, Massachusetts—On Dec. 7, 2012, the Chelsea Collaborative will honor the Two Sisters and a Wife Foundation, a family foundation managed by long-time MassEquality board member Sara Whitman, with its Social Justice Champion Award. Whitman’s family foundation granted the Collaborative $40,000 […]

Obama Appoints Eight Nominees to Federal Bench

Obama Appoints Eight Nominees to Federal Bench

By: Lisa Keen/Keen News Service– President Obama Tuesday (November 27) nominated Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro to a federal district court seat in Philadelphia, bringing to eight the number of openly gay people he has nominated for the federal bench. While Judge Quiñones declined to make any comment to a reporter concerning her nomination, the […]

Ali Forney Center Launches Annual “Homeless for the Holidays” Series on Homeless Youth

Ali Forney Center Launches Annual “Homeless for the Holidays” Series on Homeless Youth

NEW YORK, NY —  November 27, 2012 – The Ali Forney Center (AFC) – the nation’s largest services and advocacy organization working on behalf of runaway and homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth – today launched its second annual “Homeless for the Holidays” series, featuring the faces and stories of diverse New […]

Municipal Equality Index in MA: Boston & Cambridge 100; Northampton, Others Not So

Municipal Equality Index in MA: Boston & Cambridge 100; Northampton, Others Not So

Boston and Cambridge score 100; Northampton & Provincetown not so. In this first of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens WASHINGTON — A new report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in America’s cities by the […]

Bruce Vilanch Wigs Out - New England Premiere in P-Town

Bruce Vilanch Wigs Out – New England Premiere in P-Town

By: Jorjet Harper/Special for TRT– The world contains quite a few people who seem to always be playing to an invisible camera. Bruce Vilanch is one of those rare people who is always cracking jokes off the top of his head that are actually funny. The two-time Emmy Award winner has written material for many […]

World AIDS Day 2012: Getting to Zero

World AIDS Day 2012: Getting to Zero

By: Rebecca Haag*– The AIDS epidemic has raged for 30 years. But the prospect of ending it has never looked brighter. Science is driving toward better treatments. Health care reform is being implemented around the country. And President Obama has set concrete goals and a timeline to reduce new infections by half in the United […]

Beyond the Stage Raises $45K for At-Risk LGBTQ True Colors Youth

Beyond the Stage Raises $45K for At-Risk LGBTQ True Colors Youth

BOSTON - Beyond the Stage, The Theater Offensive’s inaugural cocktail reception and fundraiser, raised $45,000 to benefit the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and the straight allied youth of True Colors OUT Youth Theater. Over 150 supporters gathered in the Lenox Hotel’s Dome Room on Thursday, November 15th to honor the courage and strength of True Colors. “My daughter […]

Forever Kylie: Icon Looks Back at Gay Fans, Bad Fashion & Girl Kisses

Forever Kylie: Icon Looks Back at Gay Fans, Bad Fashion & Girl Kisses

By: Chris Azzopardi*/Special for TRT– Kylie Minogue was just 19 when she landed a record deal that would turn the soap star into a singing superstar. This year marks a quarter-century of Kylie, who’s celebrating the milestone with orchestral reinterpretations of her most popular songs on The Abbey Road Sessions, a greatest hits, two movies […]

HRC’s New Municipal Equality Index: The State of LGBT Equality in U.S. Cities

HRC’s New Municipal Equality Index: The State of LGBT Equality in U.S. Cities

First of its kind nationwide evaluation of LGBT inclusion in municipal law and policy finds cities need to do more to protect LGBT employees and citizens WASHINGTON — Many U.S. cities lack sufficient protections for LGBT people, even in some the “bluest” states with progressive reputations.  That’s according to a new report by the Human Rights […]

HRC Partners with Raise A Child to Find Permanent Families for Children in Foster Care

HRC Partners with Raise A Child to Find Permanent Families for Children in Foster Care

Comedian Alec Mapa to Perform ‘Baby Daddy’ Show in Four-City Foster/Adopt Tour WASHINGTON – This National Adoption Month, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s All Children—All Families (ACAF) initiative  is joining RaiseAChild.US, a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization, in a campaign to encourage LGBT prospective parents to provide safe and loving homes to children in the foster care system. The […]

Obama Administration: Forward to Implement Health Care Law, Ban Discrimination Against Pre-existing Conditions

Obama Administration: Forward to Implement Health Care Law, Ban Discrimination Against Pre-existing Conditions

WASHINGTON, DC — The Obama administration moved forward today to implement provisions in the health care law that would make it illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions. The provisions of the Affordable Care Act also would make it easier for consumers to compare health plans and employers to promote and […]

LGBT Groups Stand with Agents, Workers’ Rights at American Airlines

LGBT Groups Stand with Agents, Workers’ Rights at American Airlines

The Communications Workers of America, on behalf of passenger service agents at American Airlines, commends Pride at Work, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Action Fund and National Stonewall Democrats for their efforts to support democracy at American Airlines. The three national LGBT groups sent an open letter to American Airlines, condemning the company’s “aggressive […]

Human Rights Campaign Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Human Rights Campaign Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

Commemoration comes as the nation moves forward on LGBT equality, but anti-transgender violence remains at alarming rates WASHINGTON — The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, joins in the commemoration of Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. The 14th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance […]

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